dodder


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dod·der 1

 (dŏd′ər)
intr.v. dod·dered, dod·der·ing, dod·ders
1. To shake or tremble, as from old age; totter.
2. To move in a feeble, unsteady manner.

[Alteration of Middle English daderen, probably of imitative origin.]

dod′der·er n.

dod·der 2

 (dŏd′ər)
n.
Any of various leafless, annual parasitic herbs of the genus Cuscuta that lack chlorophyll and have slender, twining, yellow or reddish stems and small whitish flowers.

[Middle English doder, possibly from Middle Dutch, yolk of an egg (from the yellow color of the blossom of one species of this plant).]

dodder

(ˈdɒdə)
vb (intr)
1. to move unsteadily; totter
2. to shake or tremble, as from age
[C17: variant of earlier dadder; related to Norwegian dudra to tremble]
ˈdodderer n ˈdoddery adj

dodder

(ˈdɒdə)
n
1. (Plants) any rootless parasitic plant of the convolvulaceous genus Cuscuta, lacking chlorophyll and having slender twining stems with suckers for drawing nourishment from the host plant, scalelike leaves, and whitish flowers
[C13: of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dodder, Middle High German toter]

dod•der1

(ˈdɒd ər)

v.i.
to shake; tremble; totter.
[1610–20; compare dither, totter, teeter, etc.]
dod′der•er, n.

dod•der2

(ˈdɒd ər)

n.
a leafless parasitic plant, Cuscutagronovii, of the morning glory family, having clusters of tiny white flowers on orange-yellow, twining stems.
[1225–75; Middle English doder]

dodder


Past participle: doddered
Gerund: doddering

Imperative
dodder
dodder
Present
I dodder
you dodder
he/she/it dodders
we dodder
you dodder
they dodder
Preterite
I doddered
you doddered
he/she/it doddered
we doddered
you doddered
they doddered
Present Continuous
I am doddering
you are doddering
he/she/it is doddering
we are doddering
you are doddering
they are doddering
Present Perfect
I have doddered
you have doddered
he/she/it has doddered
we have doddered
you have doddered
they have doddered
Past Continuous
I was doddering
you were doddering
he/she/it was doddering
we were doddering
you were doddering
they were doddering
Past Perfect
I had doddered
you had doddered
he/she/it had doddered
we had doddered
you had doddered
they had doddered
Future
I will dodder
you will dodder
he/she/it will dodder
we will dodder
you will dodder
they will dodder
Future Perfect
I will have doddered
you will have doddered
he/she/it will have doddered
we will have doddered
you will have doddered
they will have doddered
Future Continuous
I will be doddering
you will be doddering
he/she/it will be doddering
we will be doddering
you will be doddering
they will be doddering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doddering
you have been doddering
he/she/it has been doddering
we have been doddering
you have been doddering
they have been doddering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doddering
you will have been doddering
he/she/it will have been doddering
we will have been doddering
you will have been doddering
they will have been doddering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doddering
you had been doddering
he/she/it had been doddering
we had been doddering
you had been doddering
they had been doddering
Conditional
I would dodder
you would dodder
he/she/it would dodder
we would dodder
you would dodder
they would dodder
Past Conditional
I would have doddered
you would have doddered
he/she/it would have doddered
we would have doddered
you would have doddered
they would have doddered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dodder - a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stemsdodder - a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
Cuscuta, genus Cuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder
Cuscuta gronovii, love vine - leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
Verb1.dodder - walk unsteadilydodder - walk unsteadily; "small children toddle"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
Translations

dodder

[ˈdɒdəʳ] VI (walking) → renquear; [hand] → temblequear

dodder

vitapern

dodder

[ˈdɒdəʳ] vicamminare con passo malfermo
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